Using Transit Ridership Data for Better Advocacy
Feb 14, 2017

As a follow-up to our post about how to download and interact with National Transit Database (NTD) ridership data, we wanted to further explore how to interpret and use this data. Read More

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Fun With the National Transit Database

The 2016 national transit ridership data was just released, so we created a video to help you figure out how to access and use the data: Read More Created with Sketch.

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And the Nominees Are:

We've done some analysis, and have come up with a list of the top 10 NYC streets that should have bus lanes or other transit priority measures. Read More Created with Sketch.

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It’s Not About the App

Today’s conversation about “smart cities” is driven by buzzwords like ‘big data’ and ‘internet of things’ that veil how vague their promises are. Read More Created with Sketch.

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This is What Defunding Transit Looks Like

Unlike death and taxes, funding for transit is never guaranteed. However, the arrival of the Trump administration brings unprecedented levels of uncertainty to federal transportation funding programs. Read More Created with Sketch.

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Can New York’s MTA Learn to Win?

The impending departure of MTA Chair Tom Prendergast provides a moment to take stock of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s approach to the transit issues facing New York. Read More Created with Sketch.

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The Art of No Deal

A new Administration and Congress are arriving in Washington, and transportation players there are engaged in their biennial ritual: speculating about a federal transportation package. Read More Created with Sketch.

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Alleviate DC’s Metrorail crisis by ending Metrobus stagnation

The ongoing crisis at Metrorail makes it all the more puzzling that so little has been done by local governments to prioritize Metrobus, which lost riders in 2016. Read More Created with Sketch.

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The M5 is Breaking-Up!

On January 8th, the M5 bus is breaking up into two shorter routes, the M5 and the M55. The M5 was one of the longest routes in Manhattan, and one of the slowest and least reliable as a result. Read More Created with Sketch.

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